New from Arcadia Publishing and local author Terri Kuczynski is Monroe County in the popular Images of America series, featuring over 200 vintage images.
Monroe County is situated on some of the richest soil in the Arkansas Delta region and has supported an agrarian culture for more than two centuries. The initial survey point of the Louisiana Purchase lies here in a black-water swamp, marking the origin of nearly every township boundary and property line in 15 states.
All author royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to help operate and maintain the Central Delta Depot Museum, which is housed in the 1912 union train station in Brinkley, AR.
Highlights of Monroe County:
• Includes how Monroe County opened the door for western expansion through the Louisiana Purchase
• Features The Great Flood of 1927 which devastated the county, destroying vast acres of farmland and displacing thousands of families
• Explores The Big Woods which are located in this region, along with the hope that the long thought extinct ivory-billed woodpecker is still alive
• Shows a region which produces a large amount of the world’s rice
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and on-line retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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